What is our primary use case?
We primarily use the solution when clients are for searching in the servers. We compare the solutions or servers that are available and we seek out new features for the new solutions for our customers. We're solution providers. This is one of the products we offer.
What is most valuable?
The solution, overall, has worked very well for our organization.
The reliability of the product is excellent.
The configuration capabilities are very good.
The initial setup is pretty easy.
What needs improvement?
The capability and the response, in terms of the time of response of the transactions, is very important for my customers. It's something they need to continuously work on to make it better.
The memory and hard disk capability could be strengthened.
The product should integrate next-generation firewall features such as anti-spam and anti-spoofing.
For how long have I used the solution?
I've been using the solution for 20 years or so. It's been a long time.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
While the stability is okay, the servers could use more RAM memory.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
In general, the scalability is good. If a company needs to expand the solution, it should be able to do so.
We typically work with medium-sized organizations. In some of the companies, there are as many as 1,000 users.
How are customer service and technical support?
Technical support has been good. We don't have any complaints so far. If a customer needs to reach out to them, they can do so.
How was the initial setup?
The initial setup isn't too difficult. It's rather straightforward. A company should have too many issues getting it set up properly.
The deployment process is quick and easy. It takes maybe an hour or two. It's not a long time.
In my company, we have 20 people that manage the deployment and maintenance for our clients. You only really need two to manage everything.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
Check Point has moderate pricing. It's not the most expensive, however, it's also not the cheapest. Typically, when clients are looking for a solution, it comes down to the price.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
Typically, our clients will also look at Palo Alto as an option. However, typically, it is more expensive.
Clients may also look at Fortinet products, which are a bit less. Check Point tends to sit in between the two in terms of pricing.
What other advice do I have?
We're solutions providers. We're partners with Check Point. We offer integrations and support. This is one of the products we offer to our clients.
We're using the latest version of the solution. The platform is R80.40. It's deployed on VMware's virtual environment.
I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. The likelihood of running into issues is low.
I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've largely been satisfied with the product.